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Pierre-Luc Leblond | Winger | #53

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Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 218
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 7 (216) / NJ
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Pierre-Luc Leblond has decided to call it a career.
He announced his retirement over a few tweets on Twitter Saturday night. Leblond said: "1. Hanging them up friends! I'm gonna go ahead and NOT thank anyone...2. 12 years of Pro hockey in 12 diff cities I'm scared I would forget someone..lol If you feel like I should thank you, I probably should ;) 3. so please reach out and share memories anytime! It's was a great ride, THANKS EVERYONE!" The 32-year-old appeared in 41 NHL contests, which included 37 matches with New Jersey. He spent most of his pro career in the AHL, where he amassed 1,820 penalty minutes in 486 games. We wish him the best in retirement. Aug 13 - 8:56 AM
Source: Bardown.com

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Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond has inked a one-year and two-way deal with Tampa Bay.

The 31-year-old veteran AHL'er is a career minor league pugilist, with just 41 games of big league experience since being drafted in 2004 by New Jersey Letourneau-Leblond does not offer any fantasy value.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 03:55:00 PM

Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond has signed a one-year, two-way contract with New Jersey.

He will earn $575,000 at the NHL level. Letourneau-Leblond has spent the past two seasons with Wilkes-Barre Scranton of the AHL, where he played for current Devils' head coach John Hynes. He had six points and 241 penalty minutes in 55 games last year.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 05:09:00 PM

Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond has been placed on waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Letourneau-Leblond had six points and 259 penalty minutes in 66 AHL games in 2013-14. At the age of 29, he has 41 NHL contests under his belt.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 12:15:00 PM

Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond will head back to the AHL.

Letourneau-Leblond will report to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He has two points and 137 penalty minutes in 31 AHL contests in 2013-14.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 10:08:00 AM

Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond has been called up by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Letourneau-Leblond has two points and 137 penalty minutes in 31 AHL games. Although he would be a good source of penalty minutes if he stuck with Pittsburgh, the odds of that happening aren't great.
Wed, Jan 15, 2014 10:24:00 AM

Pittsburgh has signed Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond to a two-year, two-way contract.

He has registered one assist and 42 penalty minutes in 11 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He had been playing on an AHL deal.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 12:43:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have sent Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond to the minors.

The feisty Letourneau-Leblond inked an AHL contract in late August but was invited to Penguins camp. He had three goals, five assists and 98 penalty minutes in 33 games with Anaheim's minor-league affiliate in Norfolk last season. Also sent to the minors were: Jayson Megna, Adam Payerl, Scott Harrington and Philip Samuelsson.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 10:36:00 AM

Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond has signed an AHL contract with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

He produced three goals, five assists and 98 penalty minutes in 33 games with Anaheim's minor-league affiliate in Norfolk last season.
Source: AHL.com
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 04:54:00 PM

Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Anaheim Ducks.

Letourneau-Leblond will probably end up with the AHL Norfolk Admirals. He had six points and 167 penalty minutes in 50 AHL games last season.
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 08:17:00 AM

The Calgary Flames have placed Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond on waivers.

The Flames acquired Letourneau-Leblond from the New Jersey Devils in July for a fifth round pick. He has no points and 10 penalty minutes in three games this season. If he clears waivers, he'll be sent to the AHL.
Thu, Dec 1, 2011 10:08:00 AM

Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond has served his suspension and is eligible to play against the St. Louis Blues on Monday.

Letourneau-Leblond was being punished for hitting Vancouver forward Matt Clackson from behind during a preseason contest. "I’m happy it’s out of the way," Letourneau-Leblond said. "But I just kept doing what I had to do, practising hard and now I’m ready to play." That being said, Letourneau-Leblond skated on a line with two injured Flames players during Sunday's practice, so there's a good chance that Letourneau-Leblond will spend Monday's game in the press box.
Mon, Oct 10, 2011 09:20:00 AM

Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond was satisfied with the explanation of his suspension from Brendan Shanahan.

Shanahan is now the NHL executive responsible for discipline in league and his suspension of Letourneau-Leblond was his first this season. Shanahan explained the reasoning behind the five game suspension which includes one regular season game. "I think it's a good thing," Letourneau-Leblond said yesterday. "If you want to send a message and for the guys to learn from that, the best way is to explain it, and I think Mr. Shanahan does a good job." Letourneau-Leblond has value only in pools that use penalty minutes as a category.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sat, Sep 24, 2011 06:02:00 AM

Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond has been suspended for four preseason games and one regular-season contest for violating the NHL's re-written rule on boarding.

The rule change focuses more on the resulting contact with the boards rather than the point of contact. Letourneau-Leblond hit Vancouver forward Matt Clackson from behind in the third period of Tuesday's exhibition game, which earned him a minor penalty for boarding. "Letourneau-Leblond took a direct route toward Clackson, hit him squarely from behind into the boards and drove through the check high and hard," said NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan. "Clackson's back was turned toward Letourneau-Leblond well before the contract, requiring that Letourneau-Leblond avoid or minimize the check completely. He did neither."
Source: NHL.com
Thu, Sep 22, 2011 05:23:00 PM

The New Jersey Devils have sent Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond to Calgary in exchange for a 2012 fifth round pick.

Letourneau-Leblond is worth keeping an eye on during training camp, because he could be the NHL's penalty minutes leader if he earns a spot on the Calgary Flames fourth line. He had 334 penalty minutes in 64 AHL games last season to go along with another 21 in just two games with the Devils.
Thu, Jul 14, 2011 01:32:00 PM

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